Class Notes | Obituaries
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Brian T. Leonard ’93, an attorney with Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo, is included on the 2012 Southwest Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers magazine. The peer-reviewed listing is reserved for just 2.5 percent of lawyers in each state who are 40 years old or younger and who have practiced law for 10 years or less.
Leonard joined the Phoenix-based accident and personal injury law firm in 2007, following six years of working in the practice area with his father. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the Maricopa County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Arizona, the American Association for Justice and the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association.
Kim (Sheldahl) Leane '93 and her husband, Brigham, welcomed baby Kayla Garnett Leane on May 28, 2009. Her older sisters, Emily and Chloe, think she's pretty special. The family lives in Grand Junction, Colo.
Bob Krakauer ’88, MBA ’93 has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer for Aspect Software, a leading provider of customer contact, enterprise workforce optimization, and Microsoft platform solutions. Playing a key role on the management team, Krakauer will provide strategic financial direction to the company.
Jeff Kisling '93 M.A. has received his Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology. Jeff has a private psychotherapy practice in Los Altos, where he specializes in sexuality and health concerns. He lives in Palo Alto.
Tracey (Smith) Kennedy ’93 and her husband Dan and their two children, Jordan and Parker, recently moved to Austin, Texas in June 2013. Tracey now works for Cox Media Group as a Client Solutions Director.
Keith Jordan ’89, J.D. ’93 writes, "I work for an amazing company that is a disruptive game-changer for the betterment of business and employees. I partner with other companies and look for ways to bring value to their business with a measurable ROI. I determine how I can improve a company's 'PIERS': Productivity, Image, Expenses, Revenue, Safety, Security, Stability."
Michael R. Johnson ’92, M.A. ’93 has been hired as the new Middle School Principal at Escuela Campo Alegre, an international school in Caracas, Venezuela. He will be moving to Caracas in August along with his wife Christina, daughter Danielle (9), and son Derek (6). Mike is currently assistant principal at Carmichael Middle School in Richland, WA.
Michael R. Johnson ’92, M.S. ’93 is completing his fourth year as Middle School Principal at Escuela Campo Alegre, an international school in Caracas, Venezuela. Recently he was appointed to the Middle School Principal position at the Anglo-American School of Moscow for the 2014-2015 school year. He will move to Moscow this summer with his wife, Christina, daughter Danielle (14), and son Derek (11).
Jim Hornecker ’93 and his wife Andrea welcomed their seventh child, Luke Sebastian Hornecker, on March 28, 2014. They live in Chaska, Minn.
Megan Haase '93, a family nurse practitioner and CEO of Mosaic Medical, joined the board of St. Charles Health System on March 31. Haase is a licensed nurse practitioner and registered nurse in Oregon and currently sits on the boards of the Rimrock Health Alliance, HealthMatters of Central Oregon, the Central Oregon Independent Practice Association and the Central Oregon Health Authority Transitional Board. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the St. Charles Health System Board of Directors,” Haase said. “I look forward to serving with a group of leaders to further the transformation of the health care delivery system and to continue improving collaboration across the Central Oregon medical community.”
Aldo ’93 and Alexandra Ghiozzi ’93 both run businesses from their home in Brentwood, Calif. Aldo owns Impressions, one of only three worldwide fulfillment companies for small press games. Alexandra is owns a travel agency specializing in cruises and European vacations. Daughter Adriana is a sophomore at Carondelet High School, and Sophia is in sixth grade and dances in the local Nutcracker.
Melanie Gangle ’93 and husband James Dewey are overjoyed to announce the adoption of their daughter, Maria Hypatia, on June 15, 2012.
Stephanie (Welsh) Foucek '93, her husband, Chris, and daughter Sadie welcomed Lucy Ann to the family on Oct. 21, 2008. Stephanie is the assistant principal at North Tahoe High School in Tahoe City, Calif.
Stephanie (Welsh) Foucek '93, husband Chris, and big sisters Sadie and Lucy, welcomed Emily Irene on April 25. They live in Tahoma on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.
Heather (Martin-Ruehle) Forer ’93 and David Forer—Avery Rachel Forer on July 19, 2011.
Ricardo Echeverria J.D. ’93 was named the 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Associaiton of Los Angeles. He had previously been nominated for the award in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Rob Devincenzi '93 was honored on June 24th by the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce as the 2010 Milipitas Business Person of the Year. Devincenzi was awarded for his 17 years of service to the community as the editor and publisher of the Milpitas Post newspaper and several other South Bay publications, as well as his regular contributions to area nonprofit groups.
Lisa DeMattei ’93 and Koray Ergur are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Zeynep Sophia Ergur, on June 8, 2013. The family lives in San Francisco, Calif.
After a 6 year hiatus, Karen (Elam) Davis '93 earned her master's degree in history from the University of Central Arkansas in Dec. 2008. She is in her 16th year of teaching at St. Joseph High School in Conway, Arkansas, as well as teaching a college level world history course for UCA. She and husband Chris have been married for 16 years and are the proud parents of Emma (12) and Wyatt (9).
Shannon (Burns) Davis '93 and husband Jesse - their second daughter, Poppy Samantha, on July 13, 2011. Poppy's older sister Macy Jane, is 3-1/2. The family lives in Portland.
Freshman Dorm: Swig
Corrina Allen '93 writes: "Winning an Emmy in June of 2010 for 'Best On-Camera Talent' opened some doors for me. So, after 15 years in local news, I am now a jetsetter, representing cosmetic companies on the Shopping Channels around the world. Getting out of local news, I realized I'd been married to my job. I am now happy to report that I am married to a human being! David Cook and I were married last July. We now split our time between homes in Atlanta, Georgia, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We're expecting out first child, a girl, in April!"